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French talking plates / assiettes parlantes, Gien c 1950âs

French talking plates / assiettes parlantes, Gien c 1950’s

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Pottery: Pre 1960: Item # 1354298
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Nice pair of plates or dishes from Gien, France. The assiettes parlantes / talking plates communicate proverbs and jokes by way of rebuses, the solution given on the back. Plate A: IL FAUT SEMER POUR RECOLTER / You have to sow before you can harvest. On plate B: LES REBUS ILLUSTRES SONT FORT A LA MODE PAR LE TEMPS QUI COURT / Illustrated rebuses are very much en vogue currently. Currently, or how time flies, is shown by the winged and running figure at the end of the rebus. Talking plates is a French specialty that appeared at the beginning of the 19th century. These plates are a hundred years later, with the Gien factory mark used 1938 – 1960, plate A numbered 5, plate B numbered 11. Diameter "8/ 20 cm. Condition: fine.